U.S. News ranks CUNY MED’s Physician Assistant Program among the nation’s best

The Physician Assistant Program at the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York (CUNY MED) is one of the Top 50 PA programs in the nation, according to U.S. News’ 2023-2024 Best Health Schools Rankings released today.

CUNY MED’s program is tied with 15 other schools, including Boston University, Hofstra University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Pittsburgh.

The rankings were compiled from 211 physician assistant programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, and are based on in-depth analyses that use a wide variety of data points. Read about the full methodology here.

Other CCNY programs ranked highly by U.S. News include: the Grove School of Engineering, ranked #60 in chemical engineering and tied at #112 overall (a rise of 28 positions from last year); fine arts in the Division of Humanities and the Arts, tied at #64; clinical psychology and psychology, both in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, tied at #101 and #111, respectively; and earth sciences in the Division of Science, tied at #149.

“When prospective students are considering their options for graduate school, the Best Graduate Schools rankings are designed to help them identify schools that excel in the program they want to study,” said LaMont Jones, senior editor of Education at U.S. News. “With many options available, U.S. News provides a wealth of data in an easy format to help each student make the best decision.”

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

About the City College of New York

Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. Education research organization Degree Choices ranks CCNY #1 nationally among universities for economic return on investment. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. This year, CCNY launched its most expansive fundraising campaign, ever. The campaign, titled “Doing Remarkable Things Together” seeks to bring the College’s Foundation to more than $1 billion in total assets in support of the College mission. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.

Syd Steinhardt
p: 212-650-7875
e: ssteinhardt1@ccny.cuny.edu